Jules Feiffer is one of the most influential artists in the history of American comics. His strip ran in The Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. He has also written several comics stories, including such classics as “Munro,” “Passionella,” “Boom!,” and “The Lonely Machine.” An animated short adaptation of “Munro” won an Academy Award in 1961. He has written plays, including Little Murders (1967), and screenplays, collaborating with Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Alain Resnais. From the early 1990s to the late 2000s he worked mainly as a children’s book author and illustrator. He published his memoir Backing into Forward in 2010. In 2014, at age 85, he published his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother, which was followed by two more, Cousin Joseph (2016) and The Ghost Script (2018).
American Idiots, American Killers, and the American Graphic Novel
Paul Morton reviews Jules Feiffer's latest graphic novel, "The Ghost Script."...